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Posts Tagged ‘Atacama Desert’

Community-Based Ecotourism, the Good-Living Tourist Model: An Interview with Felipe Zalamea of Sumak Travel

  • The Travel Word
  • 26 August 2013

Felipe Zalamea is the London-based brain and brawn behind Sumak Sustainable Travel, a tour operator specialising in community-based ecotourism and focusing on building bridges between local communities active in tourism and travellers interested in seeing a different side of the world. The Travel Word had a chat with him about the work he is doing to connect travellers to amazing off-the-beaten-track travel in Latin America.

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Video Spotlight: Vincent Urban in South America

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 14 March 2013

Over time, travel memories become the kind of seconds-long fragments mastered by Vincent Urban, the videographer behind this South America clip. Each one is a slightly extended snapshot, detached from chronology and name. Urban and his crew use the same technique in their short films on Asia and New York, rendering their travels as cinematic versions of fading recollection.

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Indigenous Communities and Tourism: The Benefits of Co-Management in Chile

  • Marcela Torres
  • 20 December 2011

Co-management of protected areas by both the state and local communities is one of the best ways to guarantee that tourism will provide economic and social benefits to many people who would otherwise be marginalized, at the same time that it ensures protection for the environment on which these communities rely for their income. An excellent example is the Soncor Sector of Los Flamencos National Reserve, in the Atacama Desert of the Antofagasta Region, in northern Chile.

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An Interview with Yolanda Clatworthy, the Ultimate Triptrotter

  • The Travel Word
  • 28 June 2011

For five weeks, Triptrotting has searched for the ‘Ultimate Triptrotter’ to have the ‘Ultimate Triptrotting Summer Experience.’ With over 300 entries and dozens of videos, they had their hands full. On June 9, 2011, a decision was finally made and Yolanda Clatworthy, an International Relations student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, was picked as the winner. Now you get to meet her!

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Tales from a Female Hitchhiker in South America

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 1 March 2011

Hitchhiking certainly isn’t the safest way for women to travel – and I hope if I ever have a daughter that she never does it – but I must say that I have had nothing but positive experiences. Some of my most rewarding travel moments were when I was vulnerable and looking for a little help from a soon-to-be-friend.

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